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La Luz share new track and video, “The Pines” | New self-titled album out October 22nd on Hardly Art | Announce UK & European dates for 2022
La Luz has always been a band with a vision. Their discography is a study in balancing both heavenly and haunting sounds for a lush style of rock music that’s all their own. On their self-titled fourth album, La Luz fearlessly launch themselves into a new realm of emotional intimacy with a collection of songs steeped in the mysteries of the natural world and the magic of human chemistry that has found manifestation in the musical ESP between guitarist and songwriter Shana Cleveland, bassist Lena Simon, and keyboardist Alice Sandahl.
JINJER Releases Astonishing Title Track “Wallflower” + Music Video
JINJER are without doubt the hardest working band in the metal scene: Now, shortly before the release of their long-awaited and critically acclaimed studio record, Wallflowers – out this Friday via Napalm Records – everybody is talking about them. Since announcing the album, the band has graced numerous renowned international magazine covers, booked the biggest stories, sold out countless tour dates and their first two new singles, “Vortex” and “Mediator”, both cracked the multi-million stream mark in no time.
FREDDIE LONG SHARES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR HIS NEW SINGLE ‘ADDICTED TO YOUR LOVE` & ANNOUNCES LIVE DATES
It’s summer: the sun is shining, everyone is finally out and things seem to be getting back to normal. Time to focus on the beautiful things in life: hanging out with your friends and maybe even meeting that one person, whose love you no longer want to live without. That’s what Freddie Long’s second single ‘Addicted To Your Love’ is all about. Added to Spotify’s ‘Pop Brand New’ playlist – its energising up-tempo pop beat underlined with synth sounds sets the tone for the perfect summer soundtrack. Today Freddie shares the self-directed official video.
Out Now: upbeat apocalyptic love song ‘Lemon Tree’ from North East mainstay Ruth Lyon
Ruth Lyon is a singer-songwriter of intense honesty and an impulse to say it how it is. Making a unique brand of ‘baroque-pop’ she bares her soul with courage and conviction – full of stark self-reflection but also a knowing nod to the absurdity of life. She returns to drop her latest single “Lemon Tree” on August 25th, in anticipation of her debut EP “Nothing’s Perfect” expected October 22nd.
Zsüd drops a classic summer mood song
Zsüd – Bonnie:
School of X Shares “New Friend” + Music Video, Dancing Through the Void’ Out 9/24 Via Tambourhinoceros
‘New Friend’ is the song that represents this album in the best and broadest way… it contains the width of the album” says Rasmus Littauer, the Copenhagen-based musician behind School of X.
“I wanted to make a laid-back song as grand as possible,” says Littauer. With strings from famed arranger Davide Rossi, who has penned some of the biggest string parts in pop history with The Verve, Coldplay, etc., “New Friend” launches into an entirely new dimension of anthemic for School of X, whose previous singles have already been touted as such.
Heart of Gold releases alt-pop laced new single “Headache”
Produced by Phil Gornell (5 Seconds of Sumer, All Time Low, Boston Manor etc) this new single explores the impact love can have on a person, and the joy and excitement that comes with finding true love. The upbeat track also features Will Gardner (Black Peaks) performing on the Alto Saxophone.
Drain Signs To Epitaph + Shares “Watch You Burn”
Today, the Northern California-based band shares their new single “Watch You Burn,” produced and engineered by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Rotting Out). “’Watch You Burn’ is a pissed off and in your face song that I wrote after hitting a breaking point this year,” explains vocalist Sammy Ciaramitaro. “Lyrically, it is exactly what I felt like I needed to say to convey the way that I had been feeling, while also being the exact words that I needed to hear at that point in my life. I was in a really dark place and I used my mindset and troubled environment as fuel to create and make a positive out of a negative. Life handed me lemons and I made a badass song out of it”
NEW release from Doja Cat songwriter – iLana Armida
Los Angeles-based pop icon, iLana Armida, gives a refreshing new rendition of a love story as old as time on her upcoming hit single, “Summertime Love.” Having written music for several popular artists, including Doja Cat, Etana, and Common Kings, and performing alongside Lil’ Dicky and John K, iLana Armida definitely has the experience and know-how to create the next big pop track, which she undoubtedly will do with her upcoming single of many to come.
CHROME WAVES: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Wind Blown” Video; Band’s Third LP, The Rain Will Cleanse, Nears Release Through Transcending Records And Disorder Recordings
As Midwestern post-black metal outfit CHROME WAVES prepares to release their third LP, The Rain Will Cleanse, through Transcending Records and Disorder Recordings in early September, the band has issued an official video for the record’s new single, “Wind Blown.” The video makes its public debut through an exclusive premiere hosted by New Noise Magazine.
Neutral Snap share new single “I Think I’m Falling In Love With A Girl From The Circus”
On the new single the band shares, “’I Think I’m Falling In Love With A Girl From The Circus’ is about just that – Josh (singer) met a girl who is proficient in circus arts and the song describes how their relationship started. This song is one of our more pop-oriented songs on the album with lots of imagery and literal meanings throughout the song. We also are huge fans of excessively long song titles and we want to try bringing that trend back to the mainstream.”
Hear Neutral Snap’s Revved-Up Banger “I Think I’m Falling in Love with a Girl from the Circus” [Song Premiere]
Poppy shares new single/video “So Mean”
Poppy has shared “So Mean,” the third single & music video for her upcoming full length Flux, set for release September 24 via Sumerian Records. Brimming with a barrage of blisteringly sunny vocal melodies woven around a myriad of saturated guitars, “So Mean” is another stunning exemplar of the latest stage in Poppy’s ever-evolving songwriting.
Theatrical art-tronica and Bubblegum-soul of The Jacksons
A departure from her usual brand of theatrical art-tronica, the earthy stylings of Alicia Walter’s new single ‘Standing At Your Doorstep’ sees Walters channel dayglo piano-pop and the bubblegum-soul of The Jacksons in a joyous effort to flip the classic breakup song on its head. The message being: Fuck it, let’s be friends and have a boogie.
Yebba Releases New Single “Boomerang” featured on her forthcoming debut album “Dawn” out September 10th
“Boomerang” was written by Yebba with Tommy Brenneck (Sharon Jones &The Dap-Kings, Mark Ronson, Panic! At The Disco) and Ilsey Juber (Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson, Lykke Li) and produced by Tommy Brenneck and Mark Ronson.
Progressive metal band BLACK SITES have released their track “Lost Tribes” via the Far Beyond Metal Podcast. The song is from their upcoming release Untrue, which is out on October 8th.
The band comments: “Lost Tribes” was one of the first songs we worked on for this album, and helped set the tone for the rest of the project. We sincerely hope you enjoy it.”
RUNESCARRED release new video for their cover of ELTON JOHN’S “Madman Across the Water”
RUNESCARRED unveil a new music video to accompany their first acoustic track from the upcoming release. RUNESCARRED’S 2020 album, The Distant Infinite, is re-releasing with six brand new acoustic tracks on the 24th September 2021.
Shumaun Release Progressive Rock Single “Intuition Underground” ft. Thomas Lang
The third single off Shumaun’s “Memories & Intuition” is the catchy and anthemic rock song “Intuition Underground.” The ninth track on the album features drummer Thomas Lang (Peter Gabriel, Paul Gilbert), and like the rest of the full-length, adds accessible melodies to unusual time signatures resulting in progressive music that is suitable for both listeners who are new to the sub-genre and avid listeners.
VIDEO PREMIERE: SHUMAUN Shares New Lyric Video and Single “Intuition Underground” Featuring THOMAS LANG
Koven Drops New UKF Single ‘Say What You Want’
Following their hotly anticipated collaboration with Delta Heavy ‘FEEL’, Koven returns to UKF through a standalone single – welcome news for fans of both UKF and Koven. With an already explosive start to 2021 marked by the deluxe version of their ‘Butterfly Effect’ LP, which saw a game changing line up listed for track reworks alongside brand-new selections from Koven, their output has continued at the same calibre. Koven’s brand new single ‘Say What You Want’ is a testament to this.
New Video: Fortunate Youth Drops ‘Sunlight’
“Sunlight” is the third release from Fortunate Youth’s album set for release on October 1st via Controlled Substance Sound Labs. The new song is uptempo horn-driven reggae that is the perfect end of the summer jam and just what we need. Corey Draskovich comments, “This track is that uptempo fun filled song you hope for on every album. The raging bass line and the story of life on the road really make this song for me. I feel like most people can relate to the premise of this song at one point in their life.”
Joyner Lucas and Lil Tjay call out Influencers on Dreams Unfold
Today, 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas premieres a thought-provoking collaboration with Bronx superstar Lil Tjay. Joyner Lucas X Lil Tjay’s “Dreams Unfold” is available now via Lucas’ own Twenty Nine Music Group label at all DSPs and streaming services. Directed by Ben Proulx and Joyner Lucas, “Dreams Unfold” is a satirical take on the influence of today’s hip-hop culture on their young impressionable fans. Children watch in awe as their role models glorify sex, drugs and violence. When shown from the point of view of the kids, the message is most clear: let’s be better role models.